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Successful Hiring, Onboarding, and Retention of Physicians

Susan Quirk is a Managing Director with Three-Sixty Advisory Group and has more than 25-years of experience partnering across healthcare organizations to improve key metrics by overcoming a myriad of issues related to engagement, productivity, recruitment, retention, and patient experience from the C-suite to the front line. 

In this practical podcast interview, Susan Quirk flags the most common mistakes that organizations make when onboarding (or not onboarding) physicians, the importance of fit of the physician in both company structure and strategy, the list of reasons why physicians leave organizations, and the importance of peer mentors.  Her formula to minimize the involuntary turnover of physicians is important for all physician leaders to hear.

Susan Quirk is Managing Director at Three - Sixty Advisory Group
squirk@360ag.com

Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org

 

Dr. Michael Osterholm on COVID-19 (Bonus SoundPractice Episode)

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at The University of Minnesota. 

One of the most sought-out experts on the pandemic, and a member of the COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board set up by Joe Biden, Dr. Osterholm has accurately predicted the trajectory of the novel virus.  In this 30-minute episode, Mike Sacopulos interviews Dr. Osterholm on his perspective of the next three months and what leaders in health systems will encounter, the status on the highly mutated variant strains already being seen in other countries, and efficacy of the existing vaccines on the variant strains.  He also explains the “moon shot” of the COVID-19 vaccine development, field trials, approval process through the FDA, and manufacturing, all happening simultaneously.

Physician leaders need to consider the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of physicians and healthcare workers as they make suggestions to slow the transmission of the virus in our communities. Ongoing prevention and vaccines, including reassurance that no short cuts or skipped steps were taken in the of “Project Warp Speed” is crucial messaging to combat the 30%-40% of healthcare workers hesitant to be vaccinated.

Lastly, Osterholm discusses the “Fauci Effect” and the spike in interest in medical school and health careers in public health and epidemiology, inspired by front-line health workers. 

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/podcasts-webinars

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/about-us/cidrap-staff/michael-t-osterholm-phd-mph

Learn more about the American Association for Physician Leadership at www.physicianleaders.org

 

An Alternative to Traditional Retirement: Considerations for Physicians

Most physicians follow or supplement their clinical practice with physician leadership roles, and wind down their careers by scaling back to part time executives or clinical consultants before official retirement. Richard Afable, MD, MPH, FACP, suggests an alternative. After retiring from CEO and executive roles at several large health systems, Dr. Afable now advocates for community wellbeing and the development of others as the President and Board Chair of BeWellOC in Orange County. In this episode, we interview Dr. Afable about how physicians can (and should) plan for a type of “third career” - one that focuses on significance and service. He also shares concepts that physicians can consider as they work towards a retirement plan. 

 

Richard Afable, MD, MPH, FACP

President and Board Chair, Be Well Orange County, www.bewelloc.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-afable-m-d-mph-84722b162/

 

Putting Inclusive Leadership into Practice

How can physician leaders be more inclusive? How can they make sure all voices are heard? We talk with Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP, physician development coach and American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) board member, about what inclusive leadership means, how it relates to diversity and equity, and how physicians can integrate inclusivity into their teams and organizations. Dr. Malcolm shares her insights for developing self-awareness about individual beliefs and strengths and having effective conversations with coworkers. Tune in to hear Dr. Malcolm’s formula for sharing feedback, while ensuring respect and trust.

The Physician Leadership Journal (PLJ) cover story, “Enrich Your Team, Create the Future:  Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Hiring Practices” HERE

Dr. Malcolm references this book in the podcast episode:  What If I Say the Wrong Thing? (25 Habits for Culturally Effective People) by Verna Myers

Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, CPE, CPXP

Founder & CEO of Master Physician Leaders

www.mastermdleaders.com

 

Identifying, Hiring, and Retaining Exceptional Physicians: Improve Workplace Culture and Avoid Hiring a Narcissist

Patty Fahy, MD is an Internist with an expertise in physician leadership and a mission of creating strong cultures for healthcare organizations. Patty is the host of “Licensed to Lead” podcast.  In this fascinating episode, Dr. Patty Fahy offers ideas for identifying, hiring, and retaining exceptional physicians. Dr. Fahy also offers advice on improving healthcare entities’ corporate cultures. She provides very specific information around hiring physicians, the critical process of checking references, improving workplace culture, and working (or not working) with narcissists. 

Patty Fahy, MD
Fahy Consulting

www.fahyconsulting.com

www.physicianleaders.org/news/avoid-hiring-narcissist

 

Technology, Art, and Medicine

Marc Ringel, M.D. is an author, educator, and technology consultant, focusing on the intersection of healthcare and technology. As the author of “Digital Healing: People, Information, Healthcare,” he joins Mike Sacopulos in a thoughtful, measured, and intelligent discussion on the cutting edge of technology’s application to healthcare.  

https://marcringelmd.com

 

What Will Physician Leadership and Healthcare Look Like in 2030?

What current trends will alter the course of healthcare in the next decade?

Business Professor, Mauro Guillen, is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “2030:  How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.”

Prof. Guillen examines the global trends of an aging population, the rise of women millionaires, robotics and AI in healthcare, and discretionary spending vis-à-vis healthcare spending in Europe and North America.  His predictions and suggestions for the future are important for our SoundPractice listeners.  Hear his focus on medicine and suggestions for physician leaders and his projections for the changing face of leadership by 2030.

http://www.mauroguillen.com

 

The Time is NOW for Women in Healthcare Leadership

Cheryl Toth interviews Dr. Patricia A. Gabow, former CEO of Denver Health and author of the new book, TIME'S NOW for Women Healthcare Leaders:  A Guide for the Journey.  Covering topics such as pay and gender equality, leveling the playing field, societal barriers, bias and sexual harassment in an organization’s culture that doesn’t welcome women in leadership roles – this inspiring SoundPractice episode focuses on the lessons learned by Dr. Gabow, and is accompanied by her treasure trove of suggestions for creating a path to leadership.  

Hear Gabow’s philosophy of the benefit of having mentors and sponsors in an organization, the necessary alignment of strengths, values, and skills to achieve personal fulfillment as well as business success, and how women can, “Lead from where you are” to craft a personal path to leadership.  

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP, is formerly the CEO of Denver Health and Professor Emerita University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

patriciagabow@gmail.com

Order your print copy here:  https://www.routledge.com/TIMES-NOW-for-Women-Healthcare-Leaders-A-Guide-for-the-Journey/Gabow/p/book/9781138365582

Order your eBook copy here:  https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429430671

 

2020 Leadership: How to Stay Focused in the Midst of Chaos

2020 is a challenging year for healthcare leaders. How do you continue to achieve strategic goals when a pandemic turns clinical operations upside down and rocks your financial foundation? Where do new initiatives fit in? And how do you inspire your team to keep going? Hear how Alan Kaplan, MD, CEO of UW Health has led his team through COVID-19 challenges, and how he’s planning for the future. Dr. Kaplan shares pragmatic wisdom about how to achieve strategic goals and maintain initiatives that serve the community, while simultaneously dealing with the realities of a pandemic.

Alan Kaplan’s Physician Leadership Journal article series, “Climbing the Ladder to CEO”
Dr. Kaplan’s PLJ series

 

Physician Burnout and the Federation of State Medical Boards

These times of pandemic have exacerbated the long-standing problem of physician burnout.  On this episode of SoundPractice we will speak with Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FRCP, MACOI, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  In addition to physician burnout, Dr. Chaudhry discusses continuing medical education, the Interstate Medical Licensing Compact, and highlights of the 2021 agenda for the FSMB.  Dr. Chaudhry’s practical information and presentation style make this a standout episode of SoundPractice.

Humayun “Hank” Chaudhry, DO, MACP, MACOI

President and CEO

hchaudhry@fsmb.org

https://www.fsmb.org/siteassets/advocacy/publications/fsmb-current-annual-report.pdf